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Re: APA and EML

From: 'Janina Sajka' <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 12:51:11 -0400
To: Deborah Dahl <Dahl@conversational-technologies.com>
Cc: public-pronunciation@w3.org
Message-ID: <YvaE/zKFtg/MGX6z@rednote.net>
Thanks, Debbie. This is awesome!

Did I say you were ahead of your time laready?? :)

Janina

Deborah Dahl writes:
> Hi Janina,
> I found a short section of the Emotion Markup Language spec that had an example of SSML and EmotionML interoperating
> https://www.w3.org/TR/emotionml/#s5.2.2. I think this is all that we talked about, but the markup seems very straightforward.
> 
> Best,
> Debbie
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 'Janina Sajka' <janina@rednote.net> 
> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2022 04:21
> To: Deborah Dahl <Dahl@conversational-technologies.com>
> Cc: public-pronunciation@w3.org
> Subject: Re: APA and EML
> 
> Thank you, Debbie!
> 
> It's great to hear that interoperation of EML and SSML is expected
> behavior, at least to some degree.
> 
> I've cc'd our Spoken Presentation TF with this important news, and I'll
> keep you updated as our planning proceeds.
> 
> 
> Best,
> 
> Janina
> 
> Deborah Dahl writes:
> > Hi Janina,
> > It's great to hear from you and to see that Emotion Markup Language is potentially of value to the Spoken Presentation Task Force.
> > I'm happy to talk with the task force about EML. I won't be in Vancouver but I will be attending TPAC remotely, so perhaps I can
> > join your meeting then. 
> > My recollection is that we intended for EML and SSML to interoperate, but I'll have to refresh my memory about what the thinking
> > was.
> > Best,
> > Debbie
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> 
> > Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2022 17:12
> > To: Deborah Dahl <dahl@conversational-technologies.com>
> > Subject: APA and EML
> > 
> > Hi, Debbie:
> > 
> > Long time! I hope this email finds you well and comfortably surviving
> > our several pandemic challenges these days!
> > 
> > I'm writing you because an Accessible Platform Architectures (APA)
> > WG has need of guiding TTS engines to output synthetic speech that meets
> > specific emotional objectives. When our Spoken Presentation Task Force
> > took on that requirement from the Web Accessibility for Children
> > Community Group, I immediately thought of you and EML. What can I say?
> > You were just a decade or two ahead of the rest of us!
> > 
> > If possible the Task Force would very much welcome a conversation with
> > you on this question. But, we may have an even larger conversation if
> > you're available and willing.
> > 
> > I'm about to also write to Dan Burnett because we're wondering whether
> > one way to achieve our goal is to somehow add EML into SSML. Even if
> > not, there are other requirements we've developed that go beyond what
> > SSML currently supports, so may lead to re-opening SSML development a
> > bit.
> > 
> > Of course it would be awesome were you planning to be in Vancouver for
> > this year's TPAC! But, even if we can get some time with you via Zoom,
> > it would be most valuable and gratefully appreciated.
> > 
> > Best,
> > 
> > Janina
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > 
> > Janina Sajka (she/her/hers)
> > Accessibility Consultant https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka
> > 
> > The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> > Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
> > 
> > Linux Foundation Fellow
> > https://www.linuxfoundation.org/board-of-directors-2/
> > 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka (she/her/hers)
> Accessibility Consultant https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka
> 
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
> 
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> https://www.linuxfoundation.org/board-of-directors-2/
> 

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Janina Sajka (she/her/hers)
Accessibility Consultant https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa

Linux Foundation Fellow
https://www.linuxfoundation.org/board-of-directors-2/
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